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Ferry Building, Auckland
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Step back into New Zealand's maritime heritage at Ferry Building, an important and ornate structure built by the Auckland Harbor Board between 1909 and 1912. Registered with the Historic Places Trust, the building's grandeur highlights the wealth and power generated by the nation's ports at the turn of the 20th century. Its unusual coloration and design make it stand out against the backdrop of modern-day Auckland. Explore the history of the wharf while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor, and then grab a bite to eat in one of the cafes and restaurants now housed here. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ferry Building by using our Auckland travel itinerary planner.
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  • I love old buildings even better when well preserved, this for if even in photos in which imposes appear many others new to your bottom (the former overlapping and giving contrast to the new) and is strategically located at the end of the so famous queen street, between it and the sea, want something more romantic?
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  • Located along the Harbor walk area you'll pass or find the Ferry Building. Its hard to miss and a nice to visit. Also, while there save your appetite for the Botswana Butchery restaurant (located in t...  more »
  • in a sea of unspeakable modern buildings, make... Unfortunately rather unsightly Auckland at this point to the port. Inside, there are a few nice pubs and a little shopping possibilities.
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  • An iconic building on the Auckland waterfront. A mark of marine history of NZ. Now a days used as the Ferry terminal.
  • Beautiful building. However the big clock on top is out of order.
  • Lovely building inside& out, lovely for taking photos from any angle
  • A great place to start an adventure!
  • Beautiful and historic place in Auckland!!